General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) course | Alison NCAs

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Galway, Ireland - June 6th 2018: Alison, one of the world’s largest free online education platforms has launched a free certificate course on the new “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR) legislation. Alison launched this GDPR course - one of the few that are free to study online - to help and support EU and global learners study and understand the new data protection and privacy regulations that were put in place in the EU on 25th May 2018. This free online course can help both organisations and individuals to fully understand the new compliance and equip them on how companies can now collect, handle and protect personal data.


The GDPR course is designed from both a company and individual point of view. As an individual, all citizens within the EU need to know their rights regarding their personal data being stored by companies. As a business, any organisation in the world that collects data on citizens in EU countries needs to understand and comply with the new laws in place to avoid the significant penalties that will be imposed. Keeping this in mind, the course has been structured with key areas of focus that would suit various types of learners.


Alison's new GDPR course covers the following topics / key areas of focus:

  • the purpose of the GDPR

  • what organisations can do to prepare for the policy changes

  • the role of the Data Protection Officers in the GDPR

  • personal data security guidance for small organisations

  • what organisations can implement to secure cloud-based environments

  • how the new law affects individuals and their data protection rights


Commenting on the successful publication of the course, Alison CEO & Founder, Mike Feerick said, “An understanding of Data Protection and Data Privacy is essential knowledge for employees at every level today. Every organisation has a responsibility to make sure that the core concepts of GDPR are known and understood. Alison’s free online Certificate course on GDPR makes it easy for organisations to make sure everyone knows what they need to know in this regard”


After completing the course, learners would be able to purchase their digital or physical Certificate on the Alison website. Alison also offers a series of courses under a dedicated category for “Network and Security”, focusing on several data protection and security topics. Alison has a wide variety of free courses available across 9 different subject categories. The site launched a brand new personalised platform for its learners in April 2017. Alison recently celebrated 12 million learners and 2 million graduates globally.


You can find the GDPR course here: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


You can find more courses on Network and Security here: Network and Security


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